Himachal Pradesh

"In a hundred ages of the Gods I could not tell you of all the glories of the Himalaya." - Old Sanskrit Poem

Kinnaur, Spiti and Lahual valley of Himachal Pradesh are the delight to the travelers who welcome thrill and adventure while exploring the less traveled treasure of Himalayas. These are one of the most challenging roads of Indian subcontinent and at times breath-taking.

Hippie Days: Tosh Village, Parvati Valley
Travelogue Submitted By: vishnu.kumar7 on 2012-09-12

Kheer Ganga was peaceful and picturesque delight but now I was seeking something more lively. After reaching Barshani, I had options of either heading towards Kasol or to Tosh.

Spiti Valley: Himachal Pradesh

Spiti, often referred as Mini Tibet is the land of high passes, remote villages, awe-inspiring landscape, ancient monasteries, distinctive culture, rare flora and fauna. Spiti is connected to Lahual valley via Kunzum pass and can only be accessible during summers however southern access route through Kinnaur is open through-out the year. Mostly covered with cold desert, Spiti Valley is a matchless delight to nature lovers.

Key Monastery: Spiti Valley

Key monastery is situated on a rugged ridge overlooking the spiti river at an elevation of 4166 meters. Key monastery is some 7 km from Kaza towards the road to Kibber. Key Gompa is more than thousands years old and since its foundation, it has gone through a series of attacks, invasion and even earth quakes hence it also witnessed restoration and patch up work which finally shaped it as a fort like structure. Key is the largest Gompa of Spiti Valley and there are some outstanding murals in the temples inside the complex.

Komic: Spiti Valley

Komic situated at an altitude of 4587 meters is one of the highest villages in Asia and literally means the "Eye of the snow cock". This Quaint little farming village houses a population of 84 in 13 households, one of the world's highest monasteries 4587 meters, called "Komic Lundup Chhemo" is situated in this village and belongs to the Sakyapa sect of Tibetan Buddhism. Komic lies 27 km away from Kaza.